Regular Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfifster (The Batman trilogy, Inception, The Prestige) makes his directorial debut with the ambitious sci-fi thriller, Transcendence. Today Warner Brothers have unleashed a second trailer for the film as its release date gets closer, and it is clear that Pfifster has learnt plenty of tricks from Nolan.
Transcendence looks imaginative, clever and thrilling in a way only Nolan can do, so I have high hopes for this film. Pfifster has bagged himself one hell of a cast too, so check out the latest trailer below and prepare for what could be one of the years best films.
The film has been financed and produced by Alcon Entertainment’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, and co-financed by DMG Entertainment’s Dan Mintz, and will be released by Warner Bros. The film was produced by Straight Up Films’ Annie Marter, Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen along with David Valdes. Pfister directs from newcomer Jack Paglen’s screenplay, which was developed with Annie Marter, with the most recent draft by Noah Oppenheim. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are serving as executive producers. Straight Up’s Regency Boies will co-produce.
The film stars Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Paul Bettany, Clifton Collins Jr., Cole Hauser, and Morgan Freeman.
Transcendence will be released in the US on 18th April 2014 and here in the UK on April 25th.
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.